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October 21, 2010

Light on Silicon Better than Copper?

DURHAM, N.C. -- Step aside copper and make way for a better carrier of information -- light. As good as the metal has been in zipping information from one circuit to another on silicon inside computers and other electronic devices, optical signals can carry much more, according to Duke University [...]

July 07, 2010

Noia Wins Semiconductor Research Corporation Award

2010/2011- ECE graduate student Brandon Noia has been chosen to receive the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Graduate Fellowship that provides a stipend plus full tuition and fees for up to five years of doctoral study. Brandon is advised by Professor Krish Chakrabarty.

July 07, 2010

Duran and Olugbade Win NSF Fellowships

2010/2011 - Second-year student Sara Duran and first-year student Akin Olugbade have each been awarded NSF fellowships that also provide the recipients with a stipend plus full tuition and fees for three years of doctoral study. Sara is advised by Professor Leslie Collins and Akin is advised by [...]

July 07, 2010

Zhao Wins Best Paper Award at IEEE INternational Conference on VLSI Design

2009/2010 - Graduate student Yang Zhao and electrical and computer engineering professor Krishnendu Chakrabarty won the best paper award at the IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design, held in Bangalore, India. This is a highly selective conference with 70 accepted papers this year out of 320 [...]

July 07, 2010

Fitpatrick Institute Awards Fellowships to ECE Graduate Students

2009/2010 - The Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics awarded one-year fellowships through the John T. Chambers Fellows program the 2009-2010 academic years. The fellowships are awarded to new recruits evaluated on the criteria of research accomplishments, research potential, personal qualities, and [...]

May 11, 2010

DNA Could Be Backbone of Next Generation Logic Chips

DURHAM, N.C. – In a single day, a solitary grad student at a lab bench can produce more simple logic circuits than the world’s entire output of silicon chips in a month. So says a Duke University engineer, who believes that the next generation of these logic circuits at the heart of computers will [...]

May 04, 2010

Engineers Go Abroad

Normally when Duke students think of Study Abroad, Pratt is not the first thought that comes to mind. Finishing all of those engineering credits and studying a semester in a different country? As difficult as it may seem, Sabrina Liao, a junior undergraduate electrical engineering major from [...]

April 22, 2010

Pratt Energy-Saving Technology Acquired

Belkin International, Inc., has completed its acquisition of Zensi, a developer of technology that senses and monitors energy use founded by Matt Reyonolds, Pratt assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This acquisition [...]

March 02, 2010

Jack Bauer and North Carolina College Students: Saving the World from Nuclear Annihilation

“Maybe you didn’t understand me. This man is our only connection to a stolen nuclear warhead. If you don’t save him, millions of people could die! Do you understand that? Millions of people.”–Jack Bauer from the TV series, "24" What:  Sure, Jack Bauer is saving the world from nuclear annihilation [...]

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